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United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship. Over 31,000 young leaders on 2,400+ campuses across 140+ nations applied to join the Class of 2022.  200+ campuses worldwide (just 8%) were selected to host the 3,000+ Millennium Fellows.



Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka Campus | Awka, Nigeria | Advancing SDG 8 & UNAI 2


" I am one person that loves to work with community impact projects. I look forward to being a part of a larger community of young persons who are doing what I do. This will help me build team-work, leadership, communication and creative abilities.

In respect, I will get to learn from industry leaders who will teach us during the Millennium Campus Network Fellowship. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Beyond the Classroom Initiative

The thought of this came to me when I was reflecting on my struggles as an undergraduate and how the journey has been. Most of the time, I have cried. I know it's the same with most of the persons who look forward to academic success and personal progress but see themselves falling short. There is nobody to blame but preparation before college would have helped?

So I decided that we will have a walk across high schools in my state of residence and share our stories with high school leavers who are looking forward to University admission. We will share our pain, struggles, fears, and how we have succeeded even in the tiniest ways. I also look forward to teaching about valuable friendships, what I did well and how I missed them.

Beyond the Classroom initiative seeks to expose students to the real-life beyond the four walls. We will talk about every humane issue that young persons face and how we can revolutionize things starting from our inner self.

About the Millennium Fellow

Uchechukwu Onyinyechi is a young and passion driven final year student of Applied Geophysics department in the Nnamdi Azikiwe University. The university is located in Awka, Anambra state of Nigeria.

Her passion drives her towards a lot of human-centered activities and movements because she believes in the power of her creative ability and it's competence to change the life of those around her.
Presently, Onyinyechi is a student by day and a website designer by night, and has worked on a number of personal projects and collaborated with other designers/developers in building products that solve problems across various industries.

Her career goals impacted the passion to learn and expertise design skills that'll help leverage technology to the advantage of the common man, within and outside her environment.
She is passionate about tech, volunteering, humanity and education. This is evident in the plethora of volunteering activities she has offered her skills, time and expertise to. From the Lagos Food Bank Initiative which aims to achieve the Zero Hunger Goal of the SDGS- Sustainable Developmental Goals.

Similarly, she is learning product design at Ighub Network under the 2022 Netpreneur Fellowship sponsored by PING and Ford Foundation. In the past few years, Onyinyechi has served as a leader and actively volunteers for community impact projects, tech inclined activities and looks forwards to working with aimed at achieving the SDGs 2, 5, 8 and 11.

Her passion includes writing and volunteering and design while she’s currently growing a career path around her academia.

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